Cold Tonnage Books
Cold Tonnage Books
Cold Tonnage Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Visa MasterCard Switch

 
 
 

Barnes, John Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 Barnes, JohnApocalypses And Apostrophes. 06158
Millenium: London. 1999.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first short story collection. Title change - published earlier in the USA as APOSTROPHES AND APOCALYPSES.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 12.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
2 Barnes, JohnCandle. 18828
Tor: NY. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Third volume in the Century Next Door series, following Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) and followed by The Sky So Big and Black (2002).

''a simultaneous series, The Century Next Door, comprises four loosely connected tales - Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) CANDLE (2000) and The Sky So Big and Black (2002) created a recomplicated pattern of Future History through intersections of Time-Travel wipings and rewipings of narrative strands, and the threatening universal ascendance of the Meme One True, which is a kind of combination of hegemonic software and Hive Mind. These intersections are focused through various takes on the War of the Memes, the outcome of which will determine the shape of humanity, perhaps for good. But The Sky So Big and Black - which is set in an Alternate History version of a future Mars - depicts a culture as complex as that unfolded in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars (1992) and its sequels, so that perhaps something of the entropic desolation that underlies much of Barnes's ethical and social speculations here seems more conditional'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
3 Barnes, JohnEarth Made Of Glass. 02972
Tor: NY. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second volume in the Thousand Cultures sf series, following A MILLION OPEN DOORS (1992) and followed by THE MERCHANTS OF SOULS (2001) and THE ARMIES OF MEMORY (2006).

''The Thousand Cultures, once separated by interstellar distances, are now being connected by instantaneous matter transmission, and each formerly isolated planet is going through intense culture shock. Giraut, who comes from a high-tech, pseudomedieval culture of duels, troubadours, and chivalry, finds himself employed on Caledony, a grim, no-frills world run according to the utilitarian dictates of Rational Christianity. The clash of cultures is fascinating, though too much of the novel's action occurs offstage: the novel hearkens deliberately backwards to the exuberant, human-dominated, outward-looking galaxy of writers like Robert Heinlein, though the story itself -- a young man comes of age on a strange planet -- is perhaps more shadowed by self-awareness than some of its predecessors'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
4 Barnes, JohnGaudeamus. 39159
Tor: NY. 2004
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
5 Barnes, JohnMother Of Storms. 05075
Millenium: London. 1994.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
1995 Hugo award finalist for best novel.

''in MOTHER OF STORMS (1994), which is his most impressive early novel, he creates a powerful and complex portrait of a Near Future world wracked by the eponymous self-fuelling storm and on the verge of numerous cusps, ethical and practical. Through virtual reality, sex has become extraordinarily present in everyone's consciousness, and genetic engineering helps point the way to the stars. Meanwhile the storm continues, in a narrative which makes profitable use of both the bestseller disaster mode and of Cyberpunk'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 12.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
6 Barnes, JohnOne For The Morning Glory. 08522
Tor: NY. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
7 Barnes, JohnOrbital Resonance. 16217
Tor: NY. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Light spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
8 Barnes, JohnThe Merchants Of Souls. 19260
Tor: NY. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Third volume in the Thousand Cultures sf series, following A MILLION OPEN DOORS (1992), EARTH MADE OF GLASS (1998) , and followed by THE ARMIES OF MEMORY (2006).

''The Thousand Cultures, once separated by interstellar distances, are now being connected by instantaneous matter transmission, and each formerly isolated planet is going through intense culture shock. Giraut, who comes from a high-tech, pseudomedieval culture of duels, troubadours, and chivalry, finds himself employed on Caledony, a grim, no-frills world run according to the utilitarian dictates of Rational Christianity. The clash of cultures is fascinating, though too much of the novel's action occurs offstage: the novel hearkens deliberately backwards to the exuberant, human-dominated, outward-looking galaxy of writers like Robert Heinlein, though the story itself -- a young man comes of age on a strange planet -- is perhaps more shadowed by self-awareness than some of its predecessors'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for light browning along page edges

Price: 10.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
9 Barnes, JohnThe Sky So Big And Black. 14619
Tor: NY. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Fourth volume in the Century Next Door series, following Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) and Candle (2000).

''a simultaneous series, The Century Next Door, comprises four loosely connected tales - Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) Candle (2000) and THE SKY SO BIG AND BLACK (2002) created a recomplicated pattern of Future History through intersections of Time-Travel wipings and rewipings of narrative strands, and the threatening universal ascendance of the Meme One True, which is a kind of combination of hegemonic software and Hive Mind. These intersections are focused through various takes on the War of the Memes, the outcome of which will determine the shape of humanity, perhaps for good. But The Sky So Big and Black - which is set in an Alternate History version of a future Mars - depicts a culture as complex as that unfolded in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars (1992) and its sequels, so that perhaps something of the entropic desolation that underlies much of Barnes's ethical and social speculations here seems more conditional'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@coldtonnage.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie